Book, 'Little Women'; Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888); XAH.C.449

From

Alberton

Name/Title

Book, 'Little Women'

Maker

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Maker Role

Author

About this object

This illustrated paperback edition of the classic novel, ‘Little Women’ was given to Mildred Kerr Taylor by a Mrs Hawker.

‘Little Women’ was written by American author, Louisa May Alcott. It tells the story of four sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, and their journey from childhood to womanhood. The story is loosely based on the lives of the author and her three sisters. It is possible that Mildred saw similarities between the story and her own life as she too had three sisters and grew up during the same era.

Books, like this one, were an important part of Victorian life in a time where there was no television, computers, or radio. Books were not only a vital source of entertainment, but were also didactic, teaching young children important lessons in morality and correct behaviour.

For more information about the Kerr Taylor family and Alberton, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Medium and Materials

Paper

Measurements

16.5 x 10.5 cm

Place Made

London, England

Publisher

Ward, Lock & Co. (estab. 1852)

Publication Place

London, England

Credit Line

Collection of Alberton, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Book

Object number

XAH.C.449

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from
Alberton   Alberton
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